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'Flight of the Navigator' reboot moves forward because it's kinda-sorta like 'Stranger Things' and 'It'

Mashable

In the year 2017, pop culture is still all about the '80s. It is a box office smash, Stranger Things 2 is still generating all the buzz ... and now, even Flight of the Navigator is getting pulled off the shelf and dusted off for a new generation. Lionsgate is moving forward with a reboot of the 1986 adventure, with Joe Henderson (showrunnre of Lucifer) set to write. SEE ALSO: What's left for Disney to remake? The original Flight of the Navigator centers around a 12-year-old boy who goes missing, and then mysteriously reappears eight years later with a bunch of questions about his past.


What's left for Disney to remake?

Mashable

This weekend's Beauty and the Beast was the latest Disney live-action reboot to cast a spell over the box office -- $174.8 million domestic, a March record -- and it won't be the last. We'll be seeing remakes, reboots, and re-imaginings for the foreseeable future. But even Disney has its limits, right? With so much of its success built on existing intellectual property, and given the pace at which they're burning through their top IP right now, is it possible they'll eventually just ... run out? SEE ALSO: Tale as old as time: Disney's'Beauty and the Beast' debuts at $170 million We dug in for a closer look at Disney's past, present, and future to see which properties are still kicking around (setting aside Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar -- those brands are their own, self-perpetuating juggernauts.)


The Morning After: Microsoft lets you ditch the password

Engadget

The Windows maker has announced users can now remove the password from their Microsoft account in favor of something that's (hopefully) more secure. The feature, which had already rolled out to enterprise users, will let you ditch your password and leverage Windows Hello's biometric security tools. Alternatively, you can grab your phone and use the Windows Authenticator app to grant you access to your machine. Given that passwords have now become such a pain for so many people to use, switching to something more elegant is welcome news. Of course, for this news to drop at the same time as the announcement that Microsoft had to patch a fairly substantial security vulnerability in Office is slightly less comforting.


Ex-Disney star robs bank

FOX News

A man who starred in Disney's 1986 adventure flick "Flight of the Navigator" when he was a child has been charged in connection with a bank robbery in British Columbia. Police arrested Deleriyes Joe Cramer, 42, earlier this week after a man dressed in a disguise left a bank with an undisclosed amount of money. Royal Canadian Mounted Police said a man wearing a wig of scraggly hair, a bandanna, sunglasses and a dark jacket, entered a bank on April 28 in Sechelt, British Columbia. Police said he demanded money and fled on foot. Police said no one was injured during the robbery and that Cramer drove off when he was approached by officers in the community northwest of Vancouver.


"Flight of the Navigator" star charged with bank robbery

U.S. News

A man who starred in Disney's 1986 adventure flick "Flight of the Navigator" when he was a child has been charged in connection with a bank robbery in British Columbia. Police arrested Deleriyes Joe Cramer, 42, earlier this week after a man dressed in a disguise left a bank with an undisclosed amount of money. Royal Canadian Mounted Police said a man wearing a wig of scraggly hair, a bandanna, sunglasses and a dark jacket, entered a bank on April 28 in Sechelt, British Columbia. Police said he demanded money and fled on foot. Police said no one was injured during the robbery and that Cramer drove off when he was approached by officers in the community northwest of Vancouver.